Designer finds new home, career with Richmond American Homes

When Stefanie Robinson and her husband, Paul, began searching for a new home, she was also looking for a new career.

“I graduated from the Art Institute of Las Vegas and told the career placement department I was interested in working for a builder. At the same time, we were looking for a new home and found one we liked at Richmond American’s Brentwood Grove community. We decided to buy it, signed the contract, and a few weeks later I heard Richmond was hiring for a design associate at their Home Gallery. The timing couldn’t have been better.”

One of the qualities that first drew the Robinsons to Brentwood Grove was the location. Situated in northern Las Vegas, the neighborhood offers close proximity to Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway and U.S. Highway 95, creating an easy drive to shopping, Nellis Air Force Base and downtown.

“It’s close to our friends and family,” Paul Robinson said, “so we were already familiar with the area and loved the new retail and dining nearby.”

“The roomy backyard for our two dogs was also important,” Robinson added. “When we were looking at different plans, the Web site was definitely helpful. I compared floor plans from several communities until we found just the right one.”

The couple chose the Willow, a two-story home with about 2,050 square feet. Priced from the $230,000s, the plan features three bedrooms, 21/2 baths, and a two-car garage with additional storage. The main floor includes a formal dining room, kitchen, nook and family room.

Other highlights include circular entries, lofts, upstairs tech centers and master bedroom suites with private baths and two separate walk-in closets.

“One thing we especially liked about the Willow was the master bath,” Stefanie Robinson said. “We each get our own vanity and closet.”

Once the couple decided on a floor plan they visited the Home Gallery to browse design options and upgrades.

“The Home Gallery was such a beautiful place,” Stefanie Robinson said. “Right away, I felt like it was exactly the kind of thing I wanted to be doing. I even asked our designer about working there, but it wasn’t until a few weeks later that a position opened up and I applied. Now I get to show buyers all the same things I got excited about when I bought my home.”

From the design selection to the construction stages to the loan process, they found that Richmond American’s customer service helped make their home-buying experience a positive one.

“My father is in construction, and on our walks, I was concerned he would be over the top with questions,” Paul Robinson said, “but our superintendent and Home Care team answered everything to his satisfaction. If we had questions or concerns, our Home Care Specialist went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. He always answered his phone and would call us occasionally just to check in.”

Brentwood Grove offers three floor plans in addition to the Willow. Priced from $159,990, the Elm is a single-story home with three bedrooms, two baths and about 1,100 square feet. One of the bedrooms is available as an optional study, and an optional patio is also available.

Priced from the $240,000s, the Birch is a two-story home with three bedrooms, three baths and about 2,150 square feet. The first floor features an open family room, nook and kitchen, with a separate dining room and study.

The second floor offers a master suite with a private bath and two walk-in closets, as well as a loft, a laundry room, two secondary bedrooms and a bath. Both the loft and the study are available as optional bedrooms.

The largest floor plan is the Empress, priced from the $250,000s. This home features about 2,350 square feet, four bedrooms and three baths. The main level includes a formal dining room, family room, kitchen, nook, study and full bath. An optional bedroom is available in place of the dining room, and an optional patio is offered off the family room. The second level features a bonus room and an optional deck off the master bedroom suite.

Models at Brentwood Grove are open for touring daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Friday, when they open at noon. To visit, take I-215 to the Jones exit and go north. Turn right on Horse, left on Bradley and right on Brent Lane.

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